Ten Tastiest Events on Denver's Culinary Calendar April 29-May 2

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This weekend we say goodbye to April and welcome May. Close out this month and start the next on a tasty note by attending a few of this weekend's culinary events. There's something for everyone, from classes to fundraisers to a beer-and-food extravaganza; keep reading for all the details.  

Friday, April 29

Cook Street School of Culinary Arts will get decadent during its Steak and Whiskey class, which covers cooking different cuts of steaks and creating the side dishes needed to make a complete meal. Students will get to sip on local whiskey during the class, which runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuition is $99; register and learn more at cookstreet.com

Jeffco Public Schools is hosting a Tamale Throw-Down from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Foster Elementary School, 5300 Saulsbury Court in Arvada. The event includes a tamale contest, with awards for best individual, best restaurant and people’s choice tamale. Admission is free, but $10 will get you ten tastes of tamales. There also will be folklorico dancers, mariachis, more Mexican food, door prizes and T-shirts for sale. Proceeds will benefit Foster Elementary’s before- and after-school programs provided by Project Prepare. For more information, head over to the Jeffco Schools' Facebook page

Adelitas is throwing down all weekend long in celebration of its third anniversary. Today through Sunday, the restaurant will offer $3 appetizer and drink specials. Call Adelitas at 303-778-1294 for all the details. 

Keep reading for more events this weekend.

 Saturday, April 30 

Black Eye Coffee CapHill embraces its alter ego tonight during White Lies: a restaurant takeover featuring chef William Tuggle. For the event, Tuggle has crafted a five-course menu inspired by his past but looking toward his future, complete with cocktail and spirit pairings. There will be two seatings, at 7 and 10 p.m., and tickets are $75 per person. Pick up your tickets and learn more here.  

Uplift Internationalle is holding a fundraising event from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Bonacquisti Wine, featuring live music, a wine tasting and Italian fare. All proceeds will support Uplift Internationalle and its work to provide surgery to children in impoverished nations born with cleft lips and palates. Tickets are $60 for singles and $100 for couples. Grab tickets and get more information here.  

BrüFrou returns for a third year of epic beer-and-food pairings at the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. The event will feature eighty local brewers and chefs collaborating on more than fifty unique culinary and beer pairings. Remaining tickets start at $60 for a dining-only, four-hour session; it's $85 for full pairing tickets. There are also five-hour session tickets available for $95 for full pairing and $65 for dining only. Visit culinarypairings.com for tickets and all the details. 

The HaHo Market, a marketplace for handmade and homemade vendors, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the National Western Complex. The market will feature over ninety vendors and hobbyists, many appearing for the first time, selling a wide range of goods and products. Admission is free; food and beer will be available for purchase. Visit denverhaho.org for more information.

Sustainable Revolution Longmont will host the Youth of the Earth Festival at the Longmont Farmers Market, 9595 Nelson Road, today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festival will feature educational activities on gardening, birds, trees, wildlife, oceans, recycling, beekeeping, climate change and more. The event is free to attend; for more information, click here.  

Sunday, May 1 

BookBar will host a reading and signing with author Jeffrey Greene for his book In Pursuit of Wild Edibles: A Forager’s Tour, today from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free; visit bookbardenver.com for info. 

Monday, May 2
If you're lucky, you may still be able to snag a ticket to Women Cook!, the annual fundraiser for Work Options for Women, 5 to 9 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street. Tickets are $125; get them here.

For more Food & Drink events, go to our online calendar. If you know of an event that should be included in that calendar, send information to cafe@westword.com.

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